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Pfc. John L. Lewis showing off his good luck tokens during the Battle of Khe Sanh/February 1968

And on a completely non-related note, there won’t be a lot (if any?) posts until Tuesday because I’m moving again and the overlord satan of broadband (Comcast) won’t have my internet/cable up ‘til then. 

Pfc. John L. Lewis showing off his good luck tokens during the Battle of Khe Sanh/February 1968

And on a completely non-related note, there won’t be a lot (if any?) posts until Tuesday because I’m moving again and the overlord satan of broadband (Comcast) won’t have my internet/cable up ‘til then. 

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Captain Ike Fenton, Commanding Officer of Baker Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Provisional Marine Brigade, receiving reports of dwindling supplies during the battle to secure No-Name Ridge along the Naktong River. Korea/September 1950.

Captain Ike Fenton, Commanding Officer of Baker Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Provisional Marine Brigade, receiving reports of dwindling supplies during the battle to secure No-Name Ridge along the Naktong River. Korea/September 1950.

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"The snipers of Khe Sanh work in three-man teams. When they drop an enemy each man of the team is credited with a kill. Here Lance Corporal Albert Miranda, 19, of El Paso, Texas, squeezes off a shot at a North Vietnamese soldier … His fellow sniper, Lance Corporal David Burdwell, 20, of Wichita Falls, Texas (center), calls the shot together with their platoon lieutenant, Alec Bodenwiser of Portland, Ore., the third member of the team."
(David Douglas Duncan / Life. 23 Feb. 1968. p. 27)

"The snipers of Khe Sanh work in three-man teams. When they drop an enemy each man of the team is credited with a kill. Here Lance Corporal Albert Miranda, 19, of El Paso, Texas, squeezes off a shot at a North Vietnamese soldier … His fellow sniper, Lance Corporal David Burdwell, 20, of Wichita Falls, Texas (center), calls the shot together with their platoon lieutenant, Alec Bodenwiser of Portland, Ore., the third member of the team."

(David Douglas Duncan / Life. 23 Feb. 1968. p. 27)

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A member of the 7th Marines wearing his bullet hole-pierced helmet, March 1967

A member of the 7th Marines wearing his bullet hole-pierced helmet, March 1967

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A Marine takes a well-earned break during a lull in fighting near Da Nang, July 1967 (LCPL D.J. Brusch/Marine Corps/National Archives)

A Marine takes a well-earned break during a lull in fighting near Da Nang, July 1967 (LCPL D.J. Brusch/Marine Corps/National Archives)

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Vietnam Helmet Graffiti: "As is the case with so many other things, the conflict in Vietnam put its own unique stamp on the things we wrote on our helmets." (Marc Leepson, 30 July 2010)

August 29, 2014, 12:00pm / 119

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TSgt Anglin, wounded in action during the Pearl Harbor attack, holding up the piece of shrapnel that had been removed from his arm/8 Dec 1941

TSgt Anglin, wounded in action during the Pearl Harbor attack, holding up the piece of shrapnel that had been removed from his arm/8 Dec 1941

Source / August 28, 2014 / 40

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Marine PFC Leo LeMaitre and Chaplain John Craven during the 7th Marine Regiment campaign in the Chosin area/Korea

Marine PFC Leo LeMaitre and Chaplain John Craven during the 7th Marine Regiment campaign in the Chosin area/Korea

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